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A view From the Rio Grande

Many fail to realize or admit how this administration has tempted people to enter the United States illegally.

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Talent and national security

We must better harvest and retain our nation's diverse talents – or risk falling behind our potential competitors in the future.

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Open letter to Congress from members of Harvard University graduate school community

We, drafters of this letter as well as the undersigned members of the broader Harvard community, are compelled by an ethical obligation to express our opposition to the United States government’s complicity in the injustices of Israeli occupation and the most recent Israeli attacks on Gaza.

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Solitary confinement at 'Alcatraz of the Rockies'

Amnesty International’s report Entombed: Isolation in the US Federal Prison System, describes how the use of isolation at ADX Florence breaches international standards for humane treatment and amounts to torture.

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Need for ENDA in 2014

Republican U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, North Carloina, tried to have me fired in July 1994 for “promoting the gay agenda.”

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